Croton Houseplant in Reclaimed Wood

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Gift Plant
Item #29369


Very resilient and easy to keep growing

A range of color for your houseplant collection.

The croton plant (Codiaeum variegatum) makes a show-stopping houseplant. Its leaves are variegated and vivid in color, with varying combinations of green, yellow, red, orange, and purple. Croton's kaleidoscopic foliage symbolizes change, so it makes a great housewarming, retirement, or gift for someone who is going off to college.

By nature, this tropical plant needs time to acclimate to its new home; but with consistent watering, misting, and possibly some pruning, it will adapt beautifully and provide endless, everchanging color, developing its best hues when grown in bright light.

The benefits of croton don't stop at beauty and low maintenance. Houseplants increase the quality of our lives and contribute to our overall well-being. Plants in the home help us breathe easier by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen; by removing toxins to purify the air; and by increasing the humidity in the air, reducing dry skin, colds, sore throats, and coughs. There are even studies showing that houseplants reduce stress and sickness, boost creativity, and increase focus and productivity.

Warning: All parts of the croton plant, including leaves, roots, blooms and stems, are poisonous, so place plants in a safe location out of the reach of pets.

Container Height: 4"
Plant Height: 7-9"
Overall Gift Height: 8-10"


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Item Form Gift Plants
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Additional Characteristics Decorative Plants, Greenery
Foliage Color Dark Green, Light Green, Medium Green, Olive Green
Occasion All Occasion, Anniversary, Good Luck, Housewarming, Retirement, Sympathy, Thank You, Thinking of You, Birthday, Congratulations, Encouragement, Get Well
Recipient Coworker, Father, For Her, For Him, Gifts for Gardeners, Graduate, Grandparent, Host/Hostess, Mother, Teacher
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Hawaii, Guam, Canada, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

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Croton Care Guide


Open your gift and unwrap the container, then carefully follow the instructions below to grow and enjoy a healthy plant.


Does not typically bloom indoors. May produce tiny blooms outdoors in Zones 11a-12b.


Display your croton plant indoors in an area with bright indirect light. If variegated/colored leaves begin to turn solid in color, move the plant to a location where it will receive more bright indirect light, which will bring the variegation back to the leaves. Keep away from drafts or sources of direct cold. Temperatures of 70° to 75˚F are ideal.


Water regularly, at least once a week during warmer and summer months, to keep soil evenly moist, but not soggy. Be sure to drain excess water so there is no standing water at the bottom of the container. Do not let the plant dry out completely between watering.

Croton Houseplant in Reclaimed Wood

Apply a complete liquid fertilizer every other month during the growing season, typically March through September.

Jackson & Perkins offers a selection of fertilizer & plant care products. We suggest using AlgoPlus fertilizer for the general health and maintenance of your plant.


Wipe leaves with a damp rag to remove dust.


When your plant has outgrown its current pot, especially if roots are growing out of the drainage holes, transplant in early spring, if possible. With each repotting, increase the pot diameter 1 to 2 inches in size and use fresh, high-quality potting soil. Make sure your new pot has ample drainage holes so the soil can drain properly.

IMPORTANT: Ornamental plant material should not be eaten. Keep away from pets and children.

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